TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842
In the name of God Amen! I, Jesse Robertson of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being in my perfect senses and sound disposure of mind do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
In the first place: After my soul is separated from my body I do recommend it to God, in peace who gave it and my body to be buried in Christian like order, and my worldly estate both real and personal remain in its presents situation for the use and benefit of my beloved wife Susannah Robertson, during her natural life at the end of which It is my desire that my Executors whom I shall hereafter appoint should advertise and sell or lot off as the case may require all my above mentioned estate, cause to be divided equally as possible amongst all my lawful heirs. (to wit) David, Mildred, Mary, Elijah, Susannah and the heirs of my dead son Elisha have one seventh part of estate equally divided amongst them to be laid out by my Executors as they may arrive to lawful age, and I do hereby appoint my two sons David and Elijah Robertson Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal . This 7th day of January 1830. (No Signature Transcribed)
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of us:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Aug. Term 1831.
The last Will and Testament of Jesse Robertson dec'd, was produced in Court for probate and was duly proved in open Court by the oath of James Rickman and Walter Munday, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be
recorded and therefore David Robertson one of the Executors therein named appeared in open Court and agreed to take upon himself the execution thereof, and together with John Vance his security in the sum of one Thousand Dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by Law. Elijah Rutledge, the other Executor named in said will being dead.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court